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Definition of "world-shaking" []

  • Of great significance or consequence. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "world-shaking" in a sentence
  • "What makes Hemingway so relevant today is how he merged great literary works with personal heroism in world-shaking events, including World War I, the Spanish civil war and World War II."
  • "In like manner to the tear-filled celebration that spread across America and the world when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, Oprah's success albeit less world-shaking signals yet another crack in the foundation of institutionalized racism in America."
  • "NEW YORK—Despite some world-shaking events this year, currency investors are shrugging off the risk of future exchange-rate swings, prompting skeptics to warn that the market is getting too complacent."